Adult Education/ Staff Training

Seneca College Certificate


Overview

This program is designed for those individuals who plan, administer, and deliver training and education to adults in the workplace, in non profit organizations, in college settings, and in educational institutions. It is of interest to those considering new career possibilities in positions involving the training, education, and professional development of adults.

The curriculum is practical and theoretical so that the student is exposed to different learning contexts and methodologies, and the practicalities involved with program assessment, planning, development, delivery and evaluation.

Throughout the program emphasis is placed on assisting the student in acquiring the knowledge base necessary to demonstrate the competencies required of an adult educator/trainer in today's society.

All courses are available through an online delivery mode.

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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.

Curriculum

5 Course Certificate

BEC910
Introduction to Adult Education
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This course is an introductory exploration of adult learning. Its focus is on the various processes that assist adults to pursue learning through self-directed inquiry and exploring theory within an experiential context.




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BEC920
Methods of Instruction
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BEC910

This course provides participants with an opportunity to practice skills of facilitating the learning process. Content focuses on a variety of interactive training techniques and skills, training equipment, resources and the facilitation of learning activities. Learning strategies available to the facilitator are explored. Actual teaching/training issues are addressed in an experiential learning mode.




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BEC930
Interactive Learning Process
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BEC910

This course introduces the participants to both theory and research findings needed to understand how to help groups work effectively. Participants also learn the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations with the adult learner.




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BEC940
Program Planning
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BEC910

Program planning and evaluation techniques are powerful tools in facilitating effective learning processes. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to practice and demonstrate mastery of skills related to planning.




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BEC970
Student Assessment Evaluation
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Prerequisite(s):

BEC910

This course provides students with the opportunity to effectively evaluate learning and how to use meaningful assessment and evaluation tools in the classroom or workplace. Content includes the four levels of evaluation - Reaction, Learning, Transfer of Learning and Impact. The effectiveness of courses are determined by assessing and evaluating course design and instruction.




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Program Outcomes

The program is composed of 210 hours designed to enable the educator to:

  1. Demonstrate the competencies required of an adult educator/trainer in today's work and academic environments.
  2. Apply current principles of adult education when planning, implementing and evaluating program curriculum.
  3. Select appropriate teaching/learning strategies.
  4. Incorporate collaborative learning opportunities into curriculum.
  5. Design evaluation strategies in concert with stated learning outcomes.

Credit for Prior Learning

Upon successful completion of the 6 Excellence in Educating Adults Recognition of Achievement workshops, students may be eligible for a transfer credit towards the "Introduction to Adult" (BEC910) online course in the Adult Education/Staff Training certificate.

For more information on transfer credit Please visit the Office of the Registrar.

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

Program Contacts

Georgina Ioannou
Program Assistant
Georgina.Ioannou@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22946


Dedra Profitt
Academic Program Manager
Dedra.Profitt@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22528


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